Originally Posted by LIKTOSHOOT
Total production 34,555
Second year gun based on serial number.
Winchester almost always says that---it`s a money thing-lol
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The total Model 1893 production was several hundred guns fewer than the number you quoted. The last recorded Model 1893 serial number was 34,406, and from serial number 34,151 onward, there were fewer than a handful of 1893s made.
Serial 54xx was manufactured in November of 1893, making it a first year production gun (serial 7958 was the last receiver serialized in the year 1893).